"Diploma in Allergy & Asthma(DAA)" is a year long distance learning program, in the subspecialty of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. It has been growing over the decade, producing around 300 DAA graduates. There are 4 Personal Contact Sessions (PCS). It is being conducted by the CHRISTIAN MEDICAL COLLEGE (CMC), Vellore, TN in collaboration with the INTERNATIONAL ASTHMA SERVICES (IAS) - a U.S based charitable organization dedicated to patient and physician education.
The course directors are Dr.D.J.Christopher, Professor & Head of pulmonary medicine, CMC, Vellore and Dr.P.K.Vedanthan, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado USA. DAA programme is endorsed by American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (USA) and Center for Global Health (CGH), School of Preventive Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA. DAA is attracting highly merited applicants from all over India and beyond. As the number of seats are limited, the acceptance rate is around 20 to 25%. PG MDs with certification in Pulmonary Medicine, General Medicine, Pediatrics, and ENT are selected from across the country & abroad. It has major impact on several areas: Clinical, education, research, academic.

Course Directors
Dr.P K Vedanthan(left) & Dr. D J Christopher(right)